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Medical Reference Related to Breast Cancer

  1. Breast Cancer - Medications

    Read about drugs used to treat breast cancer.

  2. Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding metastic or recurring breast cancer.

  3. Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Topic Overview

    This topic provides information about breast cancer that has spread or come back after treatment.

  4. Tissue Flap Surgery for Breast Reconstruction

    Tissue flap surgery is a way to rebuild the shape of a breast using skin,fat,and muscle from another part of the body. It is usually done after part or all of the breast is removed ( mastectomy ) because of cancer. It may also be done for women who have problems with breast development.

  5. Breast Cancer - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding breast cancer.

  6. Breast Cancer - Treatment Overview

    Breast cancer is usually treated with surgery, medications, and radiation therapy.

  7. Breast Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

    Although the exact cause of breast cancer is not known, most experts agree that there are several factors that increase your risk of breast cancer.

  8. Breast-Conserving Surgery (Lumpectomy or Partial Mastectomy) for Breast Cancer

    Breast-conserving surgery removes the cancer and surrounding tissue. The goal is to take just enough tissue so that the breast looks as normal as possible after the surgery but the chance of the cancer coming back is low. The size and location of tumors differs from one person to another,so the amount of tissue removed during surgery also varies.

  9. Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Home Treatment

    During treatment for metastatic or recurrent breast cancer, you can use home treatment to help manage the side effects that often accompany breast cancer or cancer treatment. Home treatment may be all that is needed to manage the following common problems

  10. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Breast

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio waves to make pictures of the breast. MRI may show problems in the breast that cannot be seen on an X-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan.

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